9:00 AM


A.                  SALUTE TO THE FLAG


1.                   Letter of Support for Senator Boxer's Proposed Bill The Treatment on Demand Assistance Act.Senator Boxer is proposing a bill that correlates to Proposition 36 that will assist the County's Alcohol and Other Drug programs and has no negative impact on the County's budget. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify letter of support.

2.                   Application to State Technology Trade & Commerce Agency; Extension of Enterprise Zone.Companies doing business in an Enterprise Zone can take advantage of state and local incentives and programs not available to businesses outside the area.An application for a five year extension of the term for the Eureka zone has been prepared and is due on March 14, 2001.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize submittal of application by adopting Resolution No. 01-21.

3.                   Cal-North Lease Extension for Cellular Phone Antenna and Equipment.The Board of Supervisors on August 22, 2000, extended Cal-North's lease until March 12, 2001 at which time it will expire unless mutually extended by both parties.

RECOMMENDATION: Direct staff to prepare a month to month lease extension.

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

These matters are routine in nature and are usually approved by a single vote. Prior to the meeting, any member of the public may request any member of the Board to pull a particular item for further discussion.

Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Purchase of 1/4 Ton Pickup Truck by the Motor Pool.In order to conduct field activities related to enhanced level of stray animal control, it is necessary to provide a vehicle for the transportation of impounded animals and related special equipment.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase of a 1/4 ton pick up truck by the Motor Pool to be assigned to Animal Control.

2.                   Funding for Pest Detection/Prevention Activities Related to Insect Trapping.Contractual agreements with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the agricultural commissioner receives annual subventions which help offset the local costs of enforcing certain state mandated programs.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $2,500.

County Administrative Office

3.                   Request to have Premier of "The Majestic" in Humboldt County.Request that a letter of support from the Board of Supervisors for a world premier showing of "The Majestic" in support of a letter currently filed in Ferndale.

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter.

4.                   Correction to Position Allocation for Information Services, Department 118.During the budget process an existing 0.50 FTE Systems Administrator position in Budget Unit 118, Information Services was increased to 1.0 FTE Systems Administrator position.Funding for the additional -.50 FTE was included in the final budget.The increased FTE was not included in the position allocation table.This action will correct the error.

RECOMMENDATION: Increase .50 FTE Systems Administrator position to 1.0 FTE.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

5.                   Subcontract for Adolescent Family Life Program Services.The Health Department acts as the lead agency for the Adolescent Family Life Program and subcontracts case management services with the Humboldt Child Care Council.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve subcontract with Humboldt Child Care Council.

6.                   Subcontracts for HIV Early Intervention Program for Fiscal Year 2000-2001.The purpose of the Early Intervention Program is to prolong the health and productivity of those infected with HIV.The HHS Department subcontracts with Redwoods Rural Health Center and Humboldt Open Door Clinic to help support the activities.

RECOMMENDATION: Subcontract with Open Door Health Clinic and Redwoods Rural Health Center.

7.                   Change in Workweek from 37.5 hours to 40 hours for Health Education Specialist I.Resolution No. 2000-40 approves the amendment to the MOU for Units 1-4 providing for a forty hour workweek in several departments.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change in workweek.

8.                   Contract and Supplemental Budget for the Medically Vulnerable Infant Program.The Health Department's Medically Vulnerable Infant Program identifies high-risk infants and provides multiple assessments selected interventions and case management services.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve budget and contract with the State Department of Health Services.

9.                   Subcontract for Youth Service Bureau's RAVEN Project for Fiscal Year 2000-2001.The purpose of this project is to provide HIV Street Outreach to Medicaid eligible women of childbearing age at high risk for HIV and their partners.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve subcontract with the Redwood Community Action Agency.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

10.               Abolish Children and Family Services Oversight Committee.The committee was established to monitor the implementation of the recommendations contained in June 1995 report of Humboldt County Working Group on Child Abuse and Neglect Legal Proceedings.The committee has not met for one year.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Information Services

11.               Acquisition of two computer systems for new email system security.This equipment is necessary addition to the county Windows 2000/Exchange 2000 structure to provide an increased level of security for Department of Health and Human Services electronic data.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve acquisition by transferring $3,700.

Public Works

12.               Sand Pointe Subdivision Easement Deed and Grant Deeds.On September 3, 1996 the Board of Supervisors approved the tentative map and Coastal Development Permit for the Sand Pointe Subdivision.The Coast Commission granted a Coastal Development Permit with conditions.

RECOMMENDATION: Accept Easement Deed and two Grant Deeds from Stephen A. Moser.

13.               License Agreement for the Polasek Stockpile Site on Mattole Road.Mr. Polasek applied for and obtained a Use Permit for the purpose of mining gravel. Mr. Polasek provides financial consideration by agreement to storage of County road maintenance materials and equipment.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve license agreement with Darrel C. and Carole A. Polasek.

14.               License Agreement with Rapid Package Delivery.This agreement authorizes Rapid Package Service to conduct business to and from county property.It established fees to be paid.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve license agreement with Rapid Package Delivery.

15.               Contract Change Order No. 5 for Bear Canyon Bridge Project 940129.This contract change order balances quantities on several contract items and provides payment to the contractor for non-item extra work performed.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change order for Bear Canyon Bridge Project 940129

16.               Conversion of Intersection of Bates and West Bates Roads with McKinleyville Avenue to Four Way Stop Intersection.Ordinance will provide traffic control at the subject intersection as requested by the community and is justified by traffic warrants regarding stop intersections near schools to provide appropriate gaps in traffic so children can safely cross the street.

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance, waive first reading and set adoption at least a week away.

D.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders over $10,000 on Public Works Projects (None)

2.                   Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects (None)


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance(No Action)

2.                   Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County.Request official notification on the coastal development permit application process for the Montgomery Ward building at the north end of Eureka.

RECOMMENDATION: Request official notification on the coastal development permit application process for the Montgomery Ward building at the north end of Eureka.

3.                   Assemblywoman Strom-Martin's 2001 Legislative Package.Assemblywoman Virginia Strom-Martin's local field representative, Barbara Ellis, will report on the 2001 Legislative Package as it relates to Humboldt County.

RECOMMENDATION: Hear report from Barbara Ellis, Field Representative.

F.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from prior Closed Session (None)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 for the Purpose of Reviewing the County's position and instructing its designated representatives with respect to the various forms of compensation provided to the County's represented and unrepresented employees. (None)

3.                   Report on pending or threatened litigation pursuant to Govt. Code Section 54956.9.(None)

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Anticipated litigation; significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b). (One Case)(No Final Action Taken)

5.                   Conference with Legal Counsel--Existing litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a) John Hopkins v. County of Humboldt, et al. United States District Court, Northern District of California Case No. C01 0508 VRW(No Final Action Taken)

G.                 PUBLIC APPEARANCES--9:05 A.M.

This 15-minute portion of the meeting is reserved for persons desiring to address the Board on any matter not on this agenda that is under the jurisdiction of the Board. It is requested that speakers sign the sheet at the front doors of the Chamber.



Community Assistant Unit

1.                   Humboldt County vs. Scott J. Coburn; Assessor's Parcel No. 534-221-002; Hoopa Area

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to the meeting of April 10, 2001.

I.                     PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

1.                   Humboldt Bay Housing Development Corporation General Plan Amendment; Willow Creek area.Humboldt Bay Housing Development Corporation is proposing to develop Clover Flat Senior Housing in the Willow Creek area.Planning Staff believes the applicant has submitted evidence in support of making all of the required findings for approving the project.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 01-20, and adopt Ordinance No. 2239.

J.                   ADJOURNMENT

Persons wishing to file documentation on any agenda item for the official record must submit an original and nine (9) copies of each document to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Room 111 of the County Courthouse, 825 5th Street in Eureka (476-2384). Documentation includes, but is not limited to, written correspondence, audio and video tapes, maps, photographs, and petitions. Failure to submit the required number of copies will result in the document/s not being placed in the official record. (Per Board of Supervisors' policy adopted on March 21, 1995.)

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